The Resource The Lihir destiny : cultural responses to mining in Melanesia, Nicholas A. Bainton

The Lihir destiny : cultural responses to mining in Melanesia, Nicholas A. Bainton

Label
The Lihir destiny : cultural responses to mining in Melanesia
Title
The Lihir destiny
Title remainder
cultural responses to mining in Melanesia
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Bainton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The people of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea have long held visions of a prosperous new future, often referred to by local leaders as the 'Lihir Destiny'. When large-scale gold mining activities commenced on the main island of Lihir in 1995, many hoped that this new world had finally arrived. The Lihir Destiny provides a nuanced account of the social structural and cultural transformations engendered by large-scale resource extraction. Tracing the history of Lihirian engagement with outside forces, from the colonial period through to recent mining activities, this book brings new light to bear on the bigger question of what 'development' means in contemporary Melanesia. The Lihir Destiny explores how Lihirian leaders devised future plans for a cultural revolution based upon the maximisation of mining activities and the influential philosophies of the Personal Viability movement."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
995.805
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC683.5.Z7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Asia-pacific environment monographs
Series volume
5
Label
The Lihir destiny : cultural responses to mining in Melanesia, Nicholas A. Bainton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: New Lives for Old
  • The Presence of the Mine
  • Las Kantri: Lihir Before the Mining Era
  • Lihir Custom as an Ethnographic Subject
  • When Cargo Arrives
  • Personal Viability and the Lihir Destiny Plan
  • Custom Reconfigured
  • Conclusion: Society Reformed
Control code
ocn667590536
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921666858
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt2369tv
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unknown
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.b32074219
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)667590536
  • jstoro1921666854

Library Locations

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